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about late fees. neighbors say they came to the front panel and they didn't think there was a problem. but when they stepped to the backside of the mailboxes, then they were knew they were in trouble. >> rosa says now she worries about identity theft. we found three different vandalized mailboxes in the neighborhood. affecting 36 people. >> they don't do nothing about it, for maybe two months. >> reporter: victims now have to get their mail at the post office. the property manager says she's trying to figure out who has to replace the mailboxes, the property owners or the post office? >> i'm worried about it, i don't know what to do now. >> reporter: the post office did not return our phone calls today. in san jose, damian trujillo, nbc bay area news. >> the alarming homicide rate, within the last 24 hours, the
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35th and 36th homicides of the year have occurred. one of them was gang related according to police. this morning, friends set up a memorial for the man who was murdered just after midnight. he had been celebrating another friend's birthday outside of a house in east san jose when men with blue rags over their faces shot and killed him. he was in his 30s, married with a child. a friend tells us he doesn't understand why he would be targeted considering he wasn't in a gang himself. >> we were just hanging out. no gangbangers involved. there was nobody that gang bangs here. no colors whatsoever. we're just outside bbqing and all you hear is about three to four guys that were outside cooking, running for the house, and all you hear is shots fired, shots fired. the guy that had the shot runs into the house, dropped to the floor. >> another man was murdered in downtown san jose around 8:30 last night. police responded to a fight on second street near san fernando.
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they found the victim unconscious, he then died at the scene. no arrests have been made in either crime. a prominent civil rights attorney is calling for a federal takeover of the oakland police department tonight as the city grapples with another wave of violence. john burris confirmed he and several other civil rights attorneys plan to file a request by midnight, asking a federal judge to appoint an independent receiver to take over at least portions of the police department. the request comes on the heals of two new reports by a federal monitor criticizing the department's handling of officer involved shootings and occupy oakland demonstrations. the department is making progress at implemes reforms and the mayor says the city will night to keep the police department under his control. wall, it's a big day for many bay area catholics and bay area gay rights activists. the appointment comes with controversy, the 56-year-old
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played a major role supporting prop 8, the measure defining marriage between a man and a woman. and recently in august, he was arrested for drunk driving in san diego. we'll have more on today's ceremony coming up tonight at 6:00. decision 2012 round one, according to the polls goes to mitt romney, plenty of us tuned in. much higher ratings for this debate than the previous two aelections. our team coverage begins with steve handlesman in denver. >> republican joy in denver, mitt romney declared his campaign is rejuvenated. >> you know, what we're going to take back the white house. >> a new mood after many saw a new mitt romney last night. >> let's get back to better care. the government can provide the service at lower cost and without a profit. >> in control, assertive, presidential. while barack obama kept his eyes
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and his energy low. >> it's very rare that there's such a clear triumph of one side over the other. >> at a rally in denver, the president admitted he got surprised. >> when i got on to the stage, i met this very spirited fellow who claimed to be mitt romney. >> later today, at a huge rally in wisconsin, the president charged romney changed what he said. >> he may do a tap dance and a two step, but if you want to be president, then you owe the american people the truth. >> some felt mr. obama owed them a better debate. >> he looked like he was tired, drained. >> i think he didn't have practice. >> you're more worried that obama might lose now? >> no, not really. >> obama strategists hint the boss learned a lesson. >> he'll review it, if he wants to make some changes in the next debate, he'll do so.
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>> romney strategists claim all the change about their guy was his audience. >> people, i think saw for the first time, a lot of people, not in a 30 second attack ad or in a 12 second snip et on the news, but got to hear him indirectly. >> romney's hoping the debate strengthens his poll numbers in battleground states. tomorrow there's a new factor, a jobs report expected to help president obama by showing fewer layoffs. in denver, colorado, i'm steve handlesman, nbc bay area news. now for a look at how social media reacted to last night's debate. let's go to business and tech editor scott budman. >> thank you very much. last night wasn't just about which candidate won, it was also about the dominance of what we often call the second screen. social networking pulled in a huge number of debate watchers, nearly 11 million tweets sent out during the 90 minute debate. and a huge response on facebook as well. not for an awards show or
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superbowl, mind you, but for a presidential debate heavy on talk about the economy. if there had been any doubt about how people watch and communicate during the debate, the sheer number of people who went on silicon valley based social networks last night was huge. just ask big bird. >> in the old days you wait until the polls come out, and it's very scripted, it's the questions that are asked. for the first time in history, again it's the realtime access to what people are really interested in, whether it's big bird or something else. and what's even more interesting is, big bird was mentioned so many more times on twitter, facebook than taxes. >> the good news from all this, people are still watching the debates on television, but now there's another way to connect. companies like united, and we just heard from that track these things think second screen viewing will bring more young people into the fold. fittingly, all of this on a day when facebook announced it's
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reached 1 billion users. raj, back to you. >> thank you, scott. for more coverage of this debate, go to we posted the transcripts as well as the analysis from our political experts. next up, the vice presidential debate which is one week from tonight. >> fast talk and lots of money. how the combination is making a difference in the lives of thousands. it's a story that will bay you bay area proud. and puppy love, that stolen puppy is back with its family, we'll tell you where the puppy was found next 37. good afternoon, i'm jeff ranieri, live in san francisco right on the bay, in the epicenter of all the action. we have america's cup world series on the water right now. up above, fleet week fighter jets at 400 miles per hour. we'll highlight your weekend event and your ever changing forecast in a few minutes. here you go little man.
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thank you to everybody who made this happen. >> miko is back. the stolen puppy back home in south san jose and reunited with a 10-year-old girl who loves him so much. the yorkie mix was taken in a burglary monday afternoon. the puppy was found in a walmart parking lot by a woman who recognized him from yesterday's news conference. >> when a community stands together and good people do this, great things can happen, absolutely. you made an amazing ending. i couldn't ask for anything better. >> the girl had a hug and a big thank you for the woman who returned the dog and will presumably collect the $6,000
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reward. >> the family has been reunited. home depot employees are doing what they do best, home improvements, but this time for free. they're giving back to those who serve the country. that's a nationwide program. they're renovating the american legion post in san jose. the team of volunteers are doing everything from replacing the floor, renovating the bathrooms and painting. over a two-month period home depot ploys will complete hundreds of projects like this across the country. tonight we introduce you to a man not trying to save the world but making easier for do gooders to do good. >> the story sounds interesting already? >> if it's one thing we can learn from steve, you're never too old to discover hidden talents. he was in his 30s when purely by chance he went outside of his comfort zone and ended up changing his life by helping others change the world. steve's journey from cars to causes, it's tonight's bay area proud.
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♪ >> reporter: in the big time world of big money charity fund-raising, a big venue never hurts. it's why the lazerack foundation chose hornet to hold a furnished raiser for cancer patients and their families. they offer their guests music, games and plenty to eat and drink. when it came to asking for something in return, they did what many charities do these days, they turned things over to a car salesman from berkeley. >> good evening, ladies and gentleman. >> steve hayworth. >> steve is mooar than a car salesman, he owns berkeley honda. in fact, cars have been his life for more than 30 years. >> if you go to an exl. >> that is until 14 years ago, when steve discovered the talent he didn't know he had. it was when he was asked to be auctioneer at his daughter's
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school fund-raiser. his answer. >> you got the wrong guy. i don't know how to do it, i don't know what to say, i don't have the ability for it, the talent for it, the initiative for it. and it scares me to death, so find somebody else. >> but they didn't. and steve had to go through with it. not knowing how until while getting ready that night, he flashed back to his little league days and the ever present chatter. >> i'm thinking hey batter batter, hey batter batter, swing. all of a sudden i think i got, i think i know how to do this. it's not hey batter batter, hey batter batter swing but it's i got 100, 100, 100, 190, $700, i need 800. >> reporter: he says it clicked instantly that night. >> when i first opened my mouth, i was completely in the zone. if you're looking for a deal, this isn't the place to get it.
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>> reporter: others clearly agreed because offers to auctioneer more events followed. as steve's reputation grew, so did the number and size of auctions he did. steve has twice been asked to be auctioneer for the grammy awards music cares fund-raiser. >> reporter: it's a complete and utter rush doing these events. >> 4,500, i need 5,000. >> reporter: last year alone, steve participated in 60 events raising some $20 million for charitable causes. on this night, steve has turned books, cakes and tickets into $100,000 for lazareck. >> that's $40,000. >> demonstrating yet again how a once unknown talent can be turned into untold goods. >> sold, $1200. give me a round of applause. good job. >> impressive. >> i'm excited. i'm ready to go. >> and steve's expanding beyond
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just doing -- being the auctioneer. it's almost like he's consulting with a lot of nonprofits now, he's taking what he's learned from the auction, and his car sales in the past, being a salesman and how to get the most for your money, he's brought that to the nonprofits to help them raise as much money as they can, reach as many people as they can. >> all going to a good cause, too. >> thanks so much, garvin. >> let's turn our attention to jeff ranieri. our chief meteorologist who joins us from one of the most beautiful spots in the world. jeff? >> reporter: i got so lucky this afternoon, you guys, there's so much going on, we have your front row vip pass to a crescendo of events happening not only tonight but friday, saturday and sunday. right back here behind us, the america's cup world series vote going at, and up above we heard the fleet week fighter jets at over 400 miles per hour earlier today. let's bring in chris bedford. this is happening right now, it just started, right?
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the championship race? >> yeah, that's right. the first fleet race of this series just started, and the boats are in the process of rounding the reach mark right now, and they'll be heading away from the yacht club down toward the city front and it's going to be pretty exciting viewing down there shortly. >> i think they're watching our broadcast. if you turn around, you can see our photographer is getting them -- they're taking off right now. with the boats out here, people are new to watching something like this, what should they be looking for? >> well, the -- they set up a pretty closed course, the boats can't stray too far off that racetrack. they have to turn as they're sailing to make sure they don't go out of bounds. you'll see the boat turning as they sale up wind or jiving we call it as they sail down wind. those tacks and jives are really important tactically as the boats travel, because you can get an advantage over your opponent. >> it looks like we're just beyond -- we're turning around,
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we hear that great location to be in front of, because that's where there can also be some of the most action. would you agree with that? >> absolutely. if you can get a viewing point near a marked boat, then that's where all the boats have to converge, they all have to go around that mark, you'll see them all. >> the other important thing, you being a chief meteorologist, and also myself, we know the weather we caught earlier this week, there was a lot of sunshine, not so great for the boats, but the fog coming in, cooler temperatures, we think it's going to be better for the competition tonight and this weekend? >> yeah, for sure. the cooler air coming in off the ocean is always stronger, it has more power in it, and these boats like a nice strong breeze because they can get up and out of the water and moving very quickly. we're looking forward to this weekend. >> real quick, right now, chris, it looks like oracle? may be number one? >> i kabt tell at this point, i'm just guessing. >> we'll say they are, i can't tell either. >> thank you so much, chris, for joining us and coming on out. you're going to join us in our 6:00 p.m. show. a lot of stuff happening out here on the waterfront.
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the best part is a lot of this action happening this weekend is going to be absolutely free. let's get a look at your weather forecast. it's been ever changing, we went from record setting heat earlier this week all the way down to 50s and 60s, there's about a 40 degree drop in those numbers, we have plenty of 60s across the bay, and low to mid 70s down in the south bay. next 48 hours, we're going to continue the foggy breeze. no rainfall for friday and saturday, but it will start to get that drizzle going at the coastline. it's going to be a cool one, we're doing anything outside by the coast, expect 50s and 60s by the bay. 60s to 70s as the weekend pattern remains cooler. and also, plenty of wind. as for friday, we're going do top out at 76 in walnut creek. 75 in livermore, 76 in the almedden valley. san francisco, 67 degrees. it will be chilly, but we're expecting some sunshine to come on in.
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let's get you the america's cup world series forecast. it will be televised on sunday as all of this action comes to a pinnacle. temperatures will stay in the 60s with winds 10 to 20 miles per hour, the cooler shift in the wind is boding much better for the sailors as they continue out here tonight. and this is actually the first time it's returning to the united states since 1995. getting back to its roots, the america's cup world series. we mentioned plenty of events. while you're out here watching the boats, fleet week will be up above, san francisco giants in the playoffs and much more action. a little bit of cloud cover, sun and overall, temperatures will remain cooler. on that 7-day forecast, we have low to mid-70s happening friday, saturday and sunday. and potentially a chance of some showers as we head into next monday and tuesday. again, america's cup world series happening behind us. fleet week up above this weekend. if that's not good enough for you, you can take a hike over to
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candlestick, maybe watch some of that football action or possibly pitch your best wish to get out to the san francisco 49ers, with game one and two of the playoff series. if that's not good enough for you, there's always the strictly hardly, blue grass festival, and you can always go the distance down in san jose to the san jose half marathon. >> he must have practiced that. >> in a was perfect. >> and by the way, stanford football cal football. just to throw that in there. >> i knew that. >> a lot going on in the bay area. thanks so much,coming up, and o bay area. what a cupertino shooter said before killing three of his co-workers. alright let's break it down.
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tomorrow marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at the cupertino cement plant. the man who says he was the shooter's friend offers his insight into why shareef opened
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fire on his co-workers. it's a story you'll see only on nbc bay area. mary ann favreau talked with him today. she's live outside the quarry. >> reporter: some workers say team will be a difficult day for them. a painful reminder of the friends they lost. and today a former worker here talked to us, because he spent the last hours with allman before the shooting. a day on the job at the lehigh cement plant began with a predawn blood bath. witnesses say shareef allman pulled a gun from his waistband and began shooting during a safety meeting. three people were killed. >> it's hard. it's hard especially after someone you knew for years died. >> what motive did he have to gun down his co-workers?
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in an exclusive interview, his friend talked to us about the conversation he had with allman at the bay 101 card club the day before the shooting. he was upset about being written up at work again for some company violation. >> his exact words were that -- they did not know how many guns i have, and that i can really hurt them was what he said. and at that point i discouraged him from the thought. >> reporter: he said he thought allman was just arrangery. deputies later shot him in a neighborhood, an autopsy showed he died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. a spokesman for the cement plant issued this statement, it has been nearly a year since the tragedy of october 2011 and our employees and families continued to mourn our shared loss. david says one of his other friends died in the shooting spree. >> i was just so sad that i
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thought he wasn't going through it, and i -- maybe i should have done more. >> the plant has established a memorial garden here on site to honor those who were killed last year. in cupertino, mary ann favreau, nbc bay area news. >> tomorrow will be a painful day, marianne, thank you.
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that's going to do it for us. "nightly news" is next. >> at 6:00, our new reality check series, we'll review last night's presidential debate.
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